Nolan Rashawn is a contemporary R&B/soul singer-songwriter-musician from Fairfield, California. He began singing at the age of 20, while completing his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of California, Davis. Upon completing his degree, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a singing career. In Los Angeles, he made a name for himself singing at open mic events, sleeping in studios, and performing in and around the city. He signed his first music deal a few months later.
Rashawn’s music focuses heavily on the emotional aspect of relationships and his experience as a young man coming of age in the Bay Area. His lyrics blend emotional depth with the ambitious humility of his voice, mirroring his life, in all of its turmoils and triumphs. His music has fueled comparisons with modern acts such as Ryan Leslie and Miguel though his musical inspiration can be traced back through the time portal of R&B. He grew up listening to the likes of Goapele, R. Kelly, Tony Toni Tone, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Now, Rashawn hopes to continue the Bay Area’s rich tradition of music with a sound of his own. He is currently recording his debut album, independently. It is due out later this year.
Song “Forever” was produced by P-Lo, Nolan collaborated with Tonez-P on the writing and recorded it in LA with engineers Kast and Peb Rocks.